Funeral services for 62-year old Marvin Afraid of Bear are Sat, Jan 9, 2021 at 10:00 AM at the Afraid of Bear Residence in Slim Buttes, SD, with Sister Barb Bogenschutz officiating
Burial is at the Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery in Slim Buttes, SD.
A one-night wake service starts Friday, Jan 8, 2021 at 1:30 PM, also at the Afraid of Bear Residence in Slim Buttes
Marvin Aloysius Afraid of Bear was born on April 13, 1958 in Pine Ridge, SD to Francis Afraid of Bear and Josephine Yellow Horse. Marvin made his journey to the Spirit World on January 1, 2021 at the Monument Health Hospital in Rapid City, SD.
Marvin is survived by his wife, Merry (Reis) Afraid of Bear of Box Elder, SD; children, Christopher (Brittani) Reis of Mesa, AZ, Marietta (Shawn) Afraid of Bear of Oglala, SD, Mary Ellen (Charlie) Janis of Slim Buttes, SD, Priscilla Brewer of Rapid City, SD, and Al (Sarah) Afraid of Bear of Rapid City, SD; siblings, Priscilla Bird Eagle of Rapid City, SD, Mary One Feather of Oglala, SD, Joan Afraid of Bear of Syracuse, NY and Kathy Afraid of Bear of Rapid City, SD; and 11 grandchildren.
Marvin was preceded in death by his parents, Francis Afraid of Bear and Josephine Yellow Horse; brothers, Irving and John Afraid of Bear; and sisters, Carol and Patricia Afraid of Bear; and son, Robert Samuel Afraid of Bear.
Pallbearers will be Charlie Janis, Joaquin Janis, Dale Kills Enemy at Night, Fred Afraid of Bear, Jr., Lorenzo, Calvin Monroe, Michael “Bam” Thunder Horse, and Norman Afraid of Bear.
Honorary pallbearers will be all relatives & friends.
Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD